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Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity
I read this book for a class about gender, specifically people that identify as transsexual or transgendered. I was fairly disappointed with this book ...more
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Nov 24, 2010
Call It Sleep
Finally done with this horrendous book! It was so long, and practically nothing happened in it. The main character is a whiny, snivelling, cowardly li ...more
Sep 13, 2011
Aug 29, 2011
NAKED WORDS: The Effective 157-Word Email
Not too long ago, I sent an email to the property manager at an apartment complex inquiring about possible openings. Her response was prompt but insta ...more
Apr 20, 2015
Apr 20, 2015
Monkey Bridge
This was one of the most boring books I have ever read. Every page was a slow and heavy with pointless descriptions and annoying tangents. If I didn't ...more
Feb 23, 2011
Feb 09, 2011
A Northern Light
Meh, not terrible, but not good enough to keep reading. I was expecting the novel to be about the murder of Grace Brown, as the back of the book sugge ...more
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Dec 26, 2010
The Magic of Flirting: Nora
Although I’m not familiar with Hausmann’s complete repertoire, her nonfiction writing is much more confident and natural than her fiction writing. I g ...more
Apr 02, 2015
Apr 02, 2015
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values
I only got about 50 pages into this book, but decided to give up on it since I have limited free-reading time and intend to spend that time reading so ...more
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Apr 19, 2011
David Copperfield
I only had one hundred pages left of this book left to read, but for all my efforts, I just could not do it. Each page was like having a red-hot poker ...more
Sep 05, 2012
Aug 17, 2012
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)
I wanted very much to like this book, and everything about it gave me the impression I was in for a real treat when I picked it up. The cover and phot ...more
Feb 17, 2015
Feb 16, 2015
Unknown Pleasures
Ugh. Even though the book was only a little over a hundred pages, I couldn't plug through it, even though it was for school. My seething disinterest i ...more
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Sep 17, 2011
The Virgin Suicides
I was very disappointed in this book. Eugenides's book, Middlesex, is amazing and rich in both characters and in plot, but this book did not measure u ...more
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Nov 23, 2010
I'm the One That I Want
If I hadn't had to read this book for a class, I would not have finished it. Although some parts of it were legitimately funny/poignant/insightful, th ...more
Apr 17, 2011
Apr 13, 2011
My Year of Meats
Although I had a lot of issues with this book, I couldn't help but like it. In some respects, the characters are very flat and stereotypical (the cold ...more
Apr 10, 2011
Mar 29, 2011
Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1)
Although the book cannot, by any stretch of the imagination, be considered quality literature, it was certainly fast, fun, and entertaining. Since I e ...more
Aug 06, 2011
Aug 02, 2011
Looking for Alaska
The first time I picked up Looking for Alaska, I was in my sophomore year of college. I got about a third of the way into the book before putting it d ...more
Feb 04, 2015
Dec 15, 2010
What Was She Thinking? [Notes on a Scandal]
The best part of the book, in my opinion, is the amount of character development that goes on. None of the characters are entirely good nor evil, and ...more
Jan 10, 2011
Jan 04, 2011
Tommy's Tale
I was fairly disappointed by this book. I really like Alan Cumming as an actor and performer, but I did not find this book to be as good as I had anti ...more
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Nov 24, 2010
Go Ask Alice
Overall, I thought this book was ok. I read it as a teenager, however, and looking back on it, I have to admit that it seems highly unlikely that this ...more
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Nov 23, 2010
House of Sand and Fog
I really enjoyed this book. It's kind of slow-paced, so it takes a while to get into, but I liked the realistic feel of it. I also liked that none of ...more
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Nov 23, 2010
The Kitchen God's Wife
I personally hated this book. I didn't necessarily hate the plot, but I definitely hated the writing style. Although the story is very sad, I felt tha ...more
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Dec 26, 2010
Magic Circles: The Beatles in Dream and History
I can't finish this book. Even though it's for school, I am putting it down right here and now. I cannot stand this ridiculous, wordy, self-indulgent ...more
Sep 14, 2011
Sep 01, 2011
Spring and All

The actual poems were beautiful and interesting, but his stream-of-consciousness blahblahblah passages were insufferably boring and tedious. If I
Sep 12, 2011
Sep 12, 2011
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
If you like teenage angst, this is the perfect book. I understand that the girl in question is mentally ill, but she comes off as too whiney to actual ...more
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Nov 24, 2010
Although the writing was beautiful and the characters were very well developed, I thought the book was just too long and dragged on and on. The parts ...more
May 04, 2011
Apr 24, 2011
The Amityville Horror
Of course, it has been found to be NOT based on a true story at all, but the story itself is actually interesting. If you read it simply as fiction as ...more
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Nov 24, 2010
Forrest Gump (Forrest Gump, #1)
Having enjoyed the movie first, I decided to read the book after I came across it at a Goodwill store. There is a reason that this book had been given ...more
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Nov 23, 2010
Master of Reality
Pretty neat, interesting little book. Although I'm not particularly a fan of Black Sabbath, the way that the protagonist describes the album makes me ...more
Sep 17, 2011
Sep 14, 2011
Unknown Book 3327391
Although this book isn't smutty like more modern romance novels, it's super boring and just as melodramatic. I'd almost rather it be smutty so it'd be ...more
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Jan 08, 2011
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #1)
It's super short and only takes about an hour or two to read, but it is hilarious. I would recommend to all ages, not just middle schoolers.
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Dec 30, 2010
How to Be Good
Couldn't quite get into it. I didn't empathize with any of the characters, and I grew to find the plot line uninteresting, so I gave up on this one.
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Mar 06, 2011
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